EVENTS (ARIZONA)
JANUARY 3

Business Entities & Formation for Entrepreneurs

 

This workshop is for entrepreneurs seeking information on the basic legal considerations in starting a new business. Aspiring business owners will learn the various types of business entities, the steps in the incorporation process, and the common mistakes in creating and maintaining a corporate entity.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Time:6-7:30pm

Register:Register here

Location: CO+HOOTS
221 E. Indianola Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012.

JANUARY 5

Webinar - Are you a veteran looking to start or grow your business?

 

There is an old saying that says “the fortune is in the follow up”.

 

This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, SuretyBonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans.

 

Date:Friday, January 5, 2018

Time:11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Register:Register here

Location: ONLINE

JANUARY 6

ABCs of Starting a New Business - Tempe

 

Are you starting a new business or thinking about it? This seminar presented by Greater Phoenix SCORE is THE essential 1st step for business startups. What you'll learn:

 

  • How to create a business plan that will better your chances of being successful.
  • Should you start now?
  • Where? Brick-and-mortar?
  • E-commerce? Home-based?
  • How to get funding?
  • How do I make money?
  • What do I do first?

 

Date:Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time:10:00 AM to 1:00 PM MST

Register:Register here

Location: Tempe Public Library (BRiC)
3500 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ, 85281

JANUARY 9

How to Start a Business in Arizona

 

This workshop will lay down the foundational knowledge that a new business owner would need to know and consider when launching a business. The roadmap style of this session will provide the attendee with the foresight on creating their business plan according to the initial framework needed to start a new business venture.


Date:Tuesdays, January 9th, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30pm

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Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 9

SPEED NETWORKING (TUCSON)

 

Be our guest for a fast-paced format of networking that allows you to make vital business connections in increments of up to 90 seconds! This dynamic atmosphere allows you to meet people, develop quality connections, and build your network! No pressure, just good 'ole social networking!

 

Date:Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Time:3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Location: Aloft Tucson University
1900 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85719

JANUARY 10

Managing Cash for Fun and Profit

 

One of the main reasons businesses fail is poor cash management. You might be profitable, have lots receivables, and still be broke if you can’t manage cash, and understand how cash moves in and out of your business. This class starts at ground zero and goes through the steps to understanding cash management and projections with basic models.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Time:5:30 PM to 7:50 PM MST

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRiC)
Tempe, AZ 850282

JANUARY 11

How to Get High-Paying Clients

 

Why work for low-paying clients when, for the same amount of work, you can have high-paying clients?

 

In this lively and valuable webinar, USA TODAY’s small business columnist Steve Strauss will show you how and where to find bigger, better and higher-paying clients and customers.

 

Date:Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time:1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Location: ONLINE

JANUARY 11

The Legal Ins and Outs of Startups

 

As new business owners narrow down the focus of their “big idea”, much of what assists this idea stage process is to understand the variety of legal entities available for small businesses to operate under. This workshop will provide the breakdown of permitting, licensing, insurance and other necessary considerations for a successful enterprise.

 

Date:January 11th, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30

Link: REGISTER

Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 14

Federal Taxes and Your Business

 

Learn the purpose of an EIN number and the fundamental methods between bookkeeping and accounting.

 

Date:Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Location: Yucca Library
5648 N 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015

JANUARY 16

Understanding Your Target Market and Value Proposition

 

The ReferenceUSA database is one of the most valuable and resourceful tools offered by public libraries, and is accessible at no cost to Phoenix Public Library cardholders. This session shows how ReferenceUSA can be utilized to broaden the awareness of a business’s customer base by creating strategic marketing plans and understanding/defining the competition. An additional workshop will be provided on branding and how to use your brand to grow the value of your business.

 

Date:Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30pm

Link: REGISTER

Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 16

What You Need to Know About Bank Lending

 

This workshop will provide information for small business owners with annual revenues below $2 million, looking for traditional bank financing between $10,000 and $500,000. It will cover the current banking industry requirements on topics like underwriting, credit, and profitability. Handouts will be provided.

 

Date:Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MST

Link: REGISTER

Location: Workuity
2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 130
Phoenix, AZ 85016

JANUARY 17

Marketing Distribution and Creating a Plan

 

Any successful business owner will share that the best way to a successful business is in the plan! In this workshop you will be exposed to a blueprint guide to your small business success. This session will provide you with a daily and weekly marketing plan so you don't have to wing marketing anymore!

 

Presented by Dena Patton, Business Coach and Creator of "The Greatness Marketing Academy" and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Time:6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Location: Saguaro Library
2808 N 46th St,
Phoenix, AZ 85008

JANUARY 18

Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing Part 1

 

An introduction to examining how and why financial literacy is so important to starting and maintaining a successful business. The workshop will review basic accounting methods, examine financial statements and illustrate the value of understanding the business’s bottom line.

 

Date:January 18th, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30pm

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Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 23

Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing Part 2

 

A continuation of the previous session, this workshop will build upon what was learned by teaching the skills needed to create a 12 month cash flow, show how to avoid financial mistakes, and identify methods to grow your business.

 

Date:January 23rd, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30 pm

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Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 23

WEBMO GOOGLE PARTNER LUNCH & LEARN

 

Things continue to rapidly change when it comes to how websites and business listings show up online. This workshop will explore the latest digital marketing strategies and tactics that are available to small business owners. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to digital marketing – This workshop is the first step towards coming up with the best 2018 digital marketing strategy for your business. During this workshop you will learn: The latest trends in digital marketing for 2018 The current factors that impact your websites organic visibility What to do and NOT to do to get more leads from your current website How to test your way into an ROI digital marketing campaign How to get targeted, low cost brand impressions with Google remarketing The newest opportunities in Social media advertising And much, much more!

 

Date:January 23rd, 2018

Time:11:30AM - 1:00PM

Register:Register here

Location: Reforma Modern Mexican
4340 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85718

JANUARY 24

Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy a Business

 

Legal issues are often put on the back burner. Failing to do some basic legal planning can result in costly mistakes, impaired growth and even the untimely collapse of the company. We cover: Protecting corporate shield and personal assets, Managing key employee issues, How to raise capital legally, Reducing the risk of litigation, and much more.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time:5:30 PM to 7:50 PM MST

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRiC)
Tempe, AZ 85281

JANUARY 25

Uncover the Untapped Revenue in Your Business

 

What do Starbucks, Disney and Apple have in common with your small business? After attending this session, you will all use a similar method for taking your business to the next level.

 

Date:January 25, 2018

Time:1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time

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Location: ONLINE

JANUARY 25

Building Your Sales Projections and Setting Milestones

 

Participants will use all the skills learned in the previous sessions to build the foundation for smart business forecasting. This session will develop the visionary component of entrepreneurship and business growth.

 

Date:January 25th, 2018

Time:5:30-7:30pm

Link: REGISTER

Location: Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W Baseline Rd,
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

JANUARY 31

Record Keeping and Tax Issues for Small Businesses

 

We focus on record keeping and current tax issues that will affect your business in 2017. It provides an overview of the different types of legal structures to use for businesses, how the tax information is reported to businesses or the IRS, and what types of records you should maintain to properly support deductions on business tax returns.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 31

Time:5:30 PM to 7:50 PM MST

Link: REGISTER

Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRiC)
Tempe, AZ 85281

FEBRUARY 1

5 Biggest HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and How to Fix Them)

 

Understandably, as a small business owner, you are singularly focused on increasing sales and servicing customers. But with growth often comes the need to hire – and along with that, the burden of complying with complex federal, state and even local employment laws.

 

Date:February 01, 2018

Time:1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Link: REGISTER

Location: Surprise AZ TechCelerator
12425 West Bell Road
Surprise, AZ, 85378